Re­tire­ment perks for barangay ex­ecs pushed

Manila Bulletin - - News - By CHARISSA L. ATIENZA

A woman law­maker has filed a bill seek­ing to grant re­tire­ment ben­e­fits to all barangay of­fi­cials who have ren­dered at least three terms of con­tin­u­ous ser­vice in good stand­ing.

Pasay City Rep. Emi Cal­ixto-Ru­biano said that cur­rently, these barangay of­fi­cials have no re­tire­ment ben­e­fits un­like the rest of other elected lo­cal govern­ment of­fi­cials.

“Our barangay of­fi­cials are the front­lines of pub­lic ser­vice in our com­mu­nity. Their du­ties and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to the peo­ple and to the com­mu­nity as a whole are in­dis­pens­able for a clean, peace­ful, pro­duc­tive, and or­derly de­liv­ery of ser­vices and dis­pen­sa­tion of jus­tice. Be­ing ded­i­cated com­mu­nity or­ga­niz­ers and re­spectable pub­lic ser­vants, it is of para­mount con­sid­er­a­tion that these barangay of­fi­cials be ac­corded re­tire­ment ben­e­fits en­joyed by other govern­ment of­fi­cials and em­ploy­ees in the na­tional govern­ment as well as in the lo­cal govern­ment units,” she said.

Cal­ixto-Ru­biano filed House Bill 8316 or the pro­posed Barangay Of­fi­cials’ Re­tire­ment Ben­e­fits Act to grant re­tire­ment ben­e­fits to all barangay of­fi­cials who have served for at least three terms of con­tin­u­ous ser­vice of good stand­ing in the com­mu­nity.

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